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Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: history, biography, audiobook

Daunting! Inspiring! Fascinating!

This is one of those books that - over the lonnnng time it takes to finish (even as an *audio* book) - puts me in the mode of telling people all the "things I learned about Leonardo!" at the drop of a hat - any hat.

Alfred Molina's excellent reading paired well with Isaacson's exhaustive recounting of da Vinci's life. There is so much to tell! So much accomplished! So much abandoned! There's no bottom to the well of amazing things da Vinci tried to do - even when he failed or gave up, he broke new ground.

Isaacson's final words (read by the author) are particularly inspiring - not promising that we can *be* a Leonardo, but challenging us to follow his example of boundless curiousity. To which I can only add "Amen!"

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Reading Progress

May 21, 2018 – Shelved
May 21, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
June 26, 2018 – Started Reading
January 7, 2019 – Shelved as: history
January 7, 2019 – Shelved as: biography
January 7, 2019 – Shelved as: audiobook
January 7, 2019 – Finished Reading

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